The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be held in Sri Lanka, coinciding with Sri Lankaâ€™s 70th Independence Day Celebration.
The WEF brings together the worldâ€™s top political leaders and financiers to discuss global, regional and industry agendas.
â€œThe WEF Chairman has already pronounced an unofficial agreement to hold the WEF 2018 in Sri Lanka,â€ Telecommunication Minister Harin Fernando told the countryâ€™s media.
â€œPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesingheâ€™s presentation on South Asia as a new economic leader helped convince the WEF Chairman to consider holding its next forum in Sri Lanka. A team will be arriving in Sri Lanka in March, to discuss the procedure,â€ the minister said.